COMERFORD, Marie Christine - Passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by the love of her family on Saturday, December 29, 2012. Beloved wife of Thomas Comerford. Dear mother of Thomas, Laura (Bob), Daniel, and Rebecca, and a joyful "Bamma" to granddaughter Evangeline. Dear sister of Philip Cordiner (Jackie) and Patricia Cordiner (Rob). Predeceased by her mother Christine Cordiner, her dad Reginald Cordiner, and her father Philip Serio. Marie's family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at MCDougall and Brown Funeral Home (2900 Kingston Road, Scarborough). Mass and reception to be held at St. John's Catholic Church on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 11 a.m., followed by interment will at Mount Hope Catholic Cemetery (305 Erskine, Toronto). A special thank you to Monsignor Polito (Uncle Moe) for his lifelong love and spiritual guidance. The family would like to thank Joan Palmer of the Community Care Access Centre for her guidance and friendship during Marie's illness, her family doctor, Allan Bell, and the doctors and nurses of the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care who supported Marie and the family through this difficult time. Marie gave so much of herself to all she met and was a consummate nurturer in her personal life, and to the many students she met through her time as an Educational Assistant at Neil MCNeil Catholic Secondary School. In honour of Marie's gentle lifelong commitment to children, donations to Breakfast for Learning would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home).
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Published in the Toronto Star on Jan. 1, 2013